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Representing Asylum-Seekers: Model Hearing Edition
February 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
FAMILIES FLEEING VIOLENCE ARE ABLE TO MORE EASILY NAVIGATE THEIR IMMIGRATION CASES WHEN THEY ARE REPRESENTED BY A LAWYER. YOU HAVE THE POWER AND CAN LEARN THE SKILLS TO HELP!
ATTEND LIVE IN PERSON:
> AM SESSION (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM): University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore Street, Rm. 205, Baltimore, MD 21201
> PM SESSION (12:45 PM – 4:30 PM): Baltimore Immigration Court in the George Fallon Federal Building, 31 Hopkins Plaza, Rm. 440, Baltimore, MD 21201
VIEW THE WEBCAST RECORDING LATER:
> View the video recording and training materials on your device at a place and time convenient to you. You will be emailed access instructions by early March when the webcast is ready to view.
The AM session will cover how to represent children and families applying for asylum while in removal proceedings (including asylum law, special protections for children, filling out the application, and appearing in court). The PM session will include a presentation from the Court and a series of model hearings with Assistant Chief Immigration Judge David M. Jones. Other speakers include:
- Alejandra Morisi, Kids in Need of Defense
- Daniella Prieshoff, Kids in Need of Defense
- Lance Conklin, Solo Practitioner
- Karen Grisez, Fried Frank
- Ret. Immigration Judge Lisa Dornell
- Mikhael Borgonos, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Esperanza Center
This training is open to pro bono attorneys, nonprofit staff, Spanish-speaking law students, and non-attorneys who are willing to act during the Model Hearing. Pro bono attorneys (licensed to practice and in good standing in at least one state) must agree to accept at least one asylum pro bono case from a Maryland Immigrant Legal Assistance Project (MILAP) Partner within one year of training (note, depending upon the process that applies to the pro bono case, volunteer attorneys will need to either attend an interview and/or hearing in either the Arlington Asylum Office and/or the Baltimore Immigration Court).
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland; American Immigration Lawyers Association Washington, DC Chapter; Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Esperanza Center; Kids in Need of Defense (KIND); Law Office of J. Lance Conklin; Maryland Hispanic Bar Association; Maryland Judiciary; Maryland State Bar Association Immigration Law Section; Tahirih Justice Center; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; and the Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund
For more information about the Maryland Immigrant Legal Assistance Project (MILAP), please visit: www.probonomd.org/milap.
Questions? Contact Cate Scenna, Director of MILAP, 443-465-4627, firstname.lastname@example.org.